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You are your child's best resource for learning speech, language, and communication skills! There are many things you can do at home to support your child's communication development. The supports you provide will have a more profound and long-lasting impact on his/her development than therapies provided by a professional, because you are the most important person in your child's life.

The best strategies are those that are custom-fitted to the needs of your child and your family. Work with your child's teachers and therapists to determine what kinds of supports would be most helpful for your child in the home. When professionals and family members work together to provide supports across the homes, schools, and therapy clinics, children can really benefit.

In this section, we provide information about strategies that can be used by parents to support their children's communication. These include:

 

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